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Erin Brady
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Rochester

Exciting news! I completed my Ph.D. this May, and will be starting as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI in August!!

While at University of Rochester, I did my graduate studies in the Computer Science Department as a member of the Human-Computer Interaction group, and was advised by Jeff Bigham from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Email: brady[at]cs.rochester.edu
Twitter: @erinleebrady
CV (as of September 2014)

Research Interests:

My research interests are mainly within the field of accessibility, and using the "power of the crowd" - human workers, friends and family, volunteers or advocates - to promote equal access to the physical and digital worlds.

Publications:

Full Papers

  • Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris & Jeffrey P. Bigham. Gauging Receptiveness to Social Microvolunteering. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). (to appear)
  • Yu Zhong, Walter S. Lasecki, Erin Brady & Jeffrey P. Bigham. RegionSpeak: Quick Comprehensive Spatial Descriptions of Complex Images for Blind Users. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). (to appear)
  • Aditya Vashistha, Erin Brady, William Thies & Edward Cutrell. Educational Content Creation and Sharing by Low-Income Visually Impaired People in India. Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV).
  • Erin Brady and Jeffrey P. Bigham. How Companies Engage Customers Around Accessibility on Social Media. Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS).
  • Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris, Yu Zhong, Samuel C. White & Jeffrey P. Bigham. Visual Challenges in the Everyday Lives of Blind People. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).
  • Walter S. Lasecki, Phyo Thiha, Yu Zhong, Erin Brady and Jeffrey P. Bigham. Answering Visual Questions with Conversational Crowd Assistants. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS).
  • Erin Brady, Yu Zhong, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Jeffrey P. Bigham. Investigating the Appropriateness of Social Network Question Asking as a Resource for Blind Users. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).
  • Michele A. Williams (as Michele A. Burton), Erin Brady, Robin Brewer, Callie Neylan, Jeffrey P. Bigham and Amy Hurst. Crowdsourcing Subjective Fashion Advice Using VizWiz: Challenges and Opportunities. Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS).

Other Publications

  • Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris & Jeffrey P. Bigham. Social Microvolunteering: Donating Access to your Friends for Charitable Microwork. HCOMP 2014 Citizen + X, workshop paper.
  • Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris & Jeffrey P. Bigham. Friendsourcing for the Greater Good: Perceptions of Social Microvolunteering. HCOMP 2014, work-in-progress.
  • Erin Brady, William Thies & Edward Cutrell. No access, no knowledge, or no interest? Examining use and non-use of assistive technologies. CHI 2014 Technology Non-use, workshop paper.
  • Erin Brady. Unique Considerations in Social Network Question Asking by Blind Users. CSCW 2013 Workshop on Social Media Question Asking, workshop paper.
  • Erin Brady. Analyzing Visual Questions for Visually Impaired Users. ASSETS 2011, poster.
  • Jeffrey P. Bigham, Erin Brady & Samuel C. White. "Human-Backed Access Technology." CHI 2011 Workshop on Crowdsourcing & Human Computation, workshop paper.
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